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We're quite excited for issue 17 as it's packed with tons of great content! Our cover story on Pixar's Inside Out takes you behind the scenes with director/co-writer Pete Docter and co-writers Josh Cooley and Meg LeFauve. There's two robust TV pieces—one with Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and the other with Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik about what went into the making of the epic "Hardhome" episode. A huge Back to the Future 30th anniversary interview piece with co-writer Bob Gale that includes rare script excerpts. We also publish the Black List script Huntsville which you can read in its entirety along with an interview with its author Anthony Ragnone. Plus we publish the entire play Gus's Fashion & Shoes along with an interview with playwright Ron Klier. Other stories include current cinema pieces on Love & Mercy, Tomorrowland, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and plenty of other storytelling centric entertainment journalism pieces!

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If you're a screenwriter, filmmaker or just a movie buff interested in the behind the scenes processes then Backstory is the indispensable resource for the craft of screenwriting. Great articles, full of depth and quality sit side-by-side with small moments of delight and the result is something you'll come back to time and time again. You get the story behind the story straight from the horses mouth and I for one wouldn't be without it.

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